Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775

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The pain of filling up at the pump is on the minds of many Americans in this presidential election year, and the issue of energy independence -- with all its environmental and geopolitical ramifications -- topped the agenda at the Centennial Meeting for the National Governors Association, the bipartisan lobbying organization that represents state governments in Washington. About 30 state...
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In a strange twist, the Republican Jewish Coalition called on Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, to uninvite Chuck Hagel, a Republican senator from Nebraska, from an upcoming trip to Israel. The RJC, which asserts that the GOP is the more pro-Israel party, argued in a press release that Hagel happens to be one Republican with a poor legislative...
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Jared Shelly, Jewish Exponent Feature
For the congregants and staff at Germantown Jewish Centre, the past six months have been challenging, to say the least. Since a fire back in January -- which was eventually ruled an arson, and destroyed a preschool classroom and left nearby areas smoke-damaged -- the Mount Airy synagogue has faced several challenges, the latest of which is a flooded sanctuary...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
At the intersection of South Fourth and Emily streets, a three-story, red-painted brick building -- one level taller than the other properties -- stands out from among its neighbors. It has a pillared entrance that extends outward from the facade and quickly catches the eye. And yet, passersby would see no overt signs identifying the building as the home of...
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On June 30, Robert J. Reinstein, the first Jewish dean in the 113-year history of Temple University's law school, officially stepped down from the post that he's held for 19 years. In addition, he also relinquished his title as Temple's vice president for international programs, though he has no immediate plans of retiring. Instead, the 63-year-old resident of Chestnut Hill...
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